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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environment America

2008 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 23%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 69%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 15%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 8%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 77%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 8%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 92%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 10%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 62%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 54%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 8%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 8%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 92%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 23%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 15%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 54%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 23%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 8%
Rodney Alexander 8%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Brian Baird 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 85%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 77%
Judy Biggert 46%
Brian Bilbray 46%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
Dan Boren 15%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
Nancy Boyda 92%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 8%
Steve Buyer 8%
Robert Byrd 80%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
Mike Castle 92%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Hillary Clinton 90%
Norm Coleman 70%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 92%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 77%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 92%
David Davis 8%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 85%
Thomas Davis III 31%
Bill Delahunt 92%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 70%
Elizabeth Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
John Doolittle 8%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 8%
David Dreier 15%
Chet Edwards 62%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Brad Ellsworth 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
Philip English 23%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Terry Everett 8%
Tom Feeney 15%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 77%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 23%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 23%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 62%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 77%
Judd Gregg 50%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Robert Hayes 23%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 85%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 31%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 85%
Darlene Hooley 92%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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